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What Books Did You Grow Up With?

With #BooksIGrewUpWith trending on Twitter and the Smithtown library now open, we'd like to know what books shaped your childhood.

It seems there's a lot of local news surrounding books lately, such as local author Jeb Ladouceur, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"author-enlists-tattooer-to-pen-mark-of-the-zodiac"} --> working with local tattooer Dan Lavery of Liberty Tattoo Company on the newly released book "Mark of the Zodiac" and the

Steven pofcher September 22, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Harold and the Purple Crayon
John K Massaro September 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
The more I think about it, the more they're coming back to me... "The Mouse & The Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary. And then there was this book called "Basketball Comes to Lonesome Point", which I can't seem to find any info on anymore...
Marion Knott September 22, 2012 at 07:48 PM
When I taught first grade so many years ago, I used the blackboard and purple chalk to illustrate the story as I read it to my first graders.
Paul Daniggelis September 27, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan. Bomba the Jungle Boy. Many Horse books including Black Beauty, My Friend Flicka and many of Mary O'Hara's books. Jack London books.
Paul Daniggelis September 27, 2012 at 07:50 PM
I read some of Jack Kerouac. Then I grew up!!

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